My first filofax was a cherry personal Classic, which I initially loved, but over time didn't seem quite right for me. It never laid flat, felt too formal/professional looking and I worried that the slightly padded leather exterior would get dented or scratched if put it in a bag with keys or other every day stuff.
Take two... and I purchased a personal Kendal half price in WHSmith's never ending filofax sale.
It did lay flat after some gentle persuasion.
Malden enabling posts on Philofaxy. The more I read, the more I was tempted but I hate having too many of the same type of belongings! (I guess that's partly why I'm interested in minimalism) I considered selling both the Classic and Kendal on eBay, and using the proceeds to purchase a Malden. In the meantime, I also dabbled in using a chocolate mini Cross and a purple mini Finsbury as my wallet, but sold them both as they were a bit too small and also fiddly to get to my change. Really pleased as my Kendal sold for a good price too recently.
And then some of the leather on my Classic started to crack slightly, which I was a bit miffed at considering how much they cost! Filofax UK kindly agreed to replace it (even though purchased else where) and the replacement arrived with the spine and contents loose inside! Back went the replacement, and it suddenly dawned on me that I could ask for a Malden instead. Yay, I now have my Malden and it's my filofax nirvana!